Sunday, April 22, 2012

How to: iPhone HDR mode and how to shoot better photos

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HDR or 'high dynamic range' photography is a simple concept. You use your iPhone's camera and enter HDR mode and start shooting. What happens is that every time you take a photo, three images are shot. Low, regular and high - these images are then combined to create one really cool image that seeks to capture the image in as close to reality as possible both in terms of lighting and the mood at that time. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S has HDR mode which you can make optimal use of to capture some amazing shots and impress all your friends with your photography skill. This is a brief guide to help you make the most of your iPhone's HDR photo capture mode. of course the most high-quality HDR photos are taken with dSLR cameras and then edited in programs like Photoshop.

How to turn on HDR mode on the iPhone
Currently available on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. Head over to your camera > tap options  >  HDR on.

How to capture HDR images on the iPhone
Remember that 3 shots will be captured once you click so it's important for you to decide whether the photo is HDR worthy. This is because all three shots are not taken at once but one after the other. This means if your subject moves while the shot is being processed it's most likely you end up with people who look mutant and cars that look more like spaceships. So if you are ready for a HDR capture and confident about your subject, you're ready

Once your photo has been captured you will see two shots on your iPhone, one which is normal and the other will be the HDR photo. Swipe back and forth to see the difference.  

What is the kind of shot that best suits HDR photography
HDR is most suited for landscapes, nature, scenery, wildlife and cityscapes. HDR can also be used when taking photos inside your home - especially when the light is not so good. Using HDR will give you a shot that combines three photos, underexposed, normal and overexposed. This should come closest to the actual light condition that you're hoping to capture.  

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